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EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE
West European Diesel sales share 8-Months 2016Europe’s diesel demand crisis deepening

Environmental storms sent Europe’s diesel car demand into a steep downward spiral. Disregarding statistically distorted 2009 – the sales share of diesel fuelled cars in Western Europe dropped to an 11-year low. In the eight months to August this year West Europe’s diesel sales share only narrowly avoided the drop to a sub-50 per cent sales penetration level. A tell-tale sign of underlying car buying trends in the region, West Europe’s diesel car share this August dropped to 48.3 per cent, trimming the sector’s sales share after 8-month by 2.1 percentage point to just 50 per cent, according to exclusive AID figures 



  | Europe’s car buyers continuing to desert diesel cars
 
| Slow drift back to cheaper petrol cars

 


 

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FRANCE | PARIS PREVIEW
Paris Motor Show Preview small AID JournalFrance still motoring along nicely, but not in previously familiar manner

Environmental concerns, chiefly CO2 reductions, might well be the official theme at this week’s Paris Auto Show, which first opens for the word’s press this Thursday. But don’t be fooled. In the clear light of this year’s glitzy show - a sobering reflection of what France’s new car buyers really want to buy with their money - carmakers’ stands will be packed with a mind-boggling choice and value of totally new SUV-Crossovers.  AID investigates


  | Europe’s July electric car sales stumble for 3rd month running
 
| France’s €10,000 superbonus sparks June electric car sales rally

 



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USA
Never in US history have Light-Trucks captured a higher share of sales

This year’s US Light-Vehicle market, to an extent, reflects the changes now rippling through many of the world’s car markets. The common thread, and largely a function of today’s cheap fuel era, at a time when notably fewer would-be new car buyers, it seems are putting a car’s green credentials high up their priority list, growing numbers are now flocking into SUV-Crossovers in droves. In the US, Europe and China, for instance, the sheer scale of the change is dizzying


  | It’s the big SUV comeback
 
| Ford’s US profits soar on cheap fuel

 



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ROAD TEST |  PORSCHE 718
Porsche Boxster 718 Road Test AID NewsletterPorsche’s reworked Boxster/Cayman hits the road with new 718 name and just 4-cylinders

Since this summer Porsche’s junior sports car range, still sharing much of its structure and underpinnings with the legendary 911, has presented itself in Europe with a new appearance, all-new, high-torque 4-cylinder Boxer engine with lower fuel consumption and, for the first time, with a new name: the 718 Boxster/Cayman


  | Fall and rise of Porsche’s fortunes
 
| Porsche, thanks to Macan, has changed up a gear

 



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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Europeans are turning to PHEVs


PHEV Plug-in hybrids - a growing segment typified by Mitsubishi’s sector-leading Outlander PHEV - are winning the battle for Europe’s green-thinking new car buyers. Exclusively compiled AID figures for July reveal that since April this year PHEVs have consistently and progressively outsold pure electric cars and since then the gap has continued to widen.


  | Rosier glow to Europe’s hybrid car market, thanks chiefly to PHEVs
 
| In Europe PHEVs already outsell electric cars

 



| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterIt’s tough out there for stand-alone truckers

"The truck business is a man’s world. A relentless toil of countless lonely hours, night-time work and unsocial hours. For the driver, that’s it in a nutshell. Yet, almost the same goes for senior management of today’s few remaining heavy truck makers. And yet, almost everyone in this business is wary of the fact that the global truck business, unlike the highly volatile car business, is comparatively future-proof and is not subjected to the whims of fashion. Whatever the economic conditions, just like bread and water, trucks are a prime essential part of daily living
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Trucks | Deliberate autoindustry attempts to keep observers in the dark
  | Scania wheels out all-new heavy truck range

 


 

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EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE
Volkswagen, is this as bad as it gets?


Volkswagen, which had looked like a punch drunk boxer staggering dazed and bloody through the ring after soaking up some serious punishment from the dieselgate affair, is fighting back. That, at least, is the message from AID’s latest European car sales figures showing that in Europe at least Volkswagen appears to have regained at least some of its composure


  | Volkswagen, more pain and no gain
 
| Volkswagen agony runs into July

 



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EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE
European car sales Sugust AID NewsletterRise in August car sales eases fears of autumn car sales chill


August new car sales in Western Europe, thanks in no small part to two extra working days, rose 8 per cent, marking the 35th gain in the past 36 months, according to AID


  | July sees deceptive 2.2% drop in Europe’s new car sales
 
| Volkswagen agony runs into July

 



DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
PHEV CAR SALES
  |  By country Jul 2016 v Jul 2015
|  By country 7-months 2016 v 7-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country August 2016 v August 2015
|  By country 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer August 2016 v August 2015
|  By manufacturer 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| USA 
CLASS 8 TRUCK REGISTRATIONS
  |  By manufacturer 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| GERMANY  
CAR SALES  
  |  By manufacturer August 2016 v August 2015
|  By manufacturer 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| USA  
LIGHT TRUCK SALES  
  |  By manufacturer and segment 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015

 



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